August 24, 2023

Shibumi Gallery

Shibumi Gallery founder April Higashi began designing contemporary jewelry through an experiential background steeped in textiles, fashion and fine art. Working in the fashion industry for Nini Bambini and Esprit de Corps taught her the ropes of running a business and clarified her budding entrepreneurial vision. Taking a jewelry-making...
November 25, 2022

Fits for the Holidays

November 5, 2021

Standard & Strange

November 5, 2021

The Taylor Jay Way

November 5, 2021

The Artisanal Eye

Designer Erica Tanov’s aesthetic curation Those whose fashion passion slants towards an attraction—OK, let’s say an addiction—to serene and sublimely high-end women’s wear and meticulously curated home goods made by artisans worldwide, should be cautious when exposing themselves...
November 5, 2021

Hoot Couture

Rachel Konte’s OwlNWood In the midst of the 2007 recession, Danish-born designer Rachel Konte stepped away from a 15-plus-year career in corporate fashion and her then-current high-level position as design director at Levi Strauss & Co. in San...
November 5, 2021

Making a Splash

Wearable art arrives in the East Bay Among the many rewards and luxurious pleasures of investing and dressing in wearable art is the possibility of draping the ocean around one’s neck—while simultaneously protecting its invaluable ecosystem and tiny...
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